B-1 Final set for Saturday at SWOSU
Laverne and Pond Creek-Hunter’s rematch for the Class B state championship will be played at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Southwestern Oklahoma State.
The Tigers, ranked No. 1 in Class B all season, beat Pond Creek-Hunter 36-18 at the Panthers’ field on Nov. 2.
It’s the third time in the last five years two District B-1 teams have met for the state title.
Garber’s titles in 2008 and 2009 came at the expense of district foes Laverne and Canton.
Laverne beat Rejoice Christian 48-8 in the semifinals while the Panthers mercy ruled Fox 52-0.
No. 1-ranked Kingfisher will face Seminole in a 7:30 p.m. Class 3A semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Putnam City High School.
The Yellowjackets beat Stigler 41-12 in the quarterfinals while Seminole eliminated Metro Christian 34-28.
Enid will be hosting the Class A semifinal between Texhoma and Ringling at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Ringling upset defending state champion Wayne 40-33 in the quarterfinals while Texhoma ousted Elmore City, 26-14.
Enid baseball benefit dinner slated Tuesday
Enid Public Schools’ baseball program is hosting a hamburger dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the family of Taran Black at the Enid High School food court.
Donations will be accepted and all proceeds will benefit the Black family. A short parent club meeting will follow.
For more information, please call (580) 366-8350.
Prep football playoff highlights on Express
Highlights of the Fox/Pond Creek-Hunter Class B state semifinal football playoff game will be shown on the “Oklahoma High School Sports Express’’ at 10:30 p.m. Sunday on KOKH (Channel 8, Suddenlink).
Highlights of the 3A quarterfinal between Stigler and Kingfisher will be shown as well as a segment on Burlington’s girls 111-103 three-overtime win over Lomega.
The 6A state cross country meet will be featured as well.
B-1 Final set for Saturday at SWOSU
Lunt transferring to Illinois
Former Oklahoma State starting quarterback Wes Lunt is transferring to Illinois, returning to his home state after giving the Illini little consideration out of high school.
Lunt is from Rochester, Ill., and started five games last season as a freshman for the Cowboys, but was sidelined by an injury. He was the first true freshman to open the season as the starting quarterback at Oklahoma State since at least 1950.
The highly regarded Lunt will have to sit out this fall under NCAA transfer rules, but when he’s available in 2014 could be an instant upgrade for a struggling Illinois program and coach Tim Beckman, who is headed into his second season in Champaign. Beckman is a former OSU assistant coach.
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Danny Green scored 24 points and broke Ray Allen’s finals record for 3s in a series with 25. Tony Parker had 26 points for San Antonio.
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Rose captured his first major championship on Sunday with remarkable calm and three pure shots on the punishing closing holes at Merion. A par on the 18th hole gave him an even-par 70, and that was good enough to become the first Englishman in 43 years to win America’s national championship.
Rose hit 5-iron to the first cut of rough, pin-high on the 17th for an easy par. He smashed the most important tee shot of his career down the middle on the final hole, about 15 feet short of the famous Ben Hogan plaque. And his 4-iron rolled near the pin and settled against the collar of the green.
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